DHARAMSALA, Jan 25: Dokham Chushi Gangdruk, the organisation of the first Tibetan organized voluntary resistance force to fight against Communist China’s occupation of Tibet to offer long life prayers (Tenshug) to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Dokham Chushi Gangdruk unanimously decided to offer Tenshug to the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama at its just concluded 48th General body meeting held at the Martyrs hall of Chushi Gangdruk Society Building at the Samyeling Tibetan Colony, Majnu ka Tilla in New Delhi.
The three-day meeting held over Jan 22-24th was attended by some members of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, present and former executive members of the organisation, and the president and secretaries of its chapters.
At the meeting, the organisation has also discussed and reviewed its report and accounts for the past one and half year and laid down plans for its campaigns and projects for the coming year and a half.
Scholarships for college students and subsistence allowance for former voluntary resistance serviceman were also announced.
The organising committee of the Dokham Chushi Gangdruk tenshug comprises of two former Kalon (Minister) Tsering Phuntsok and Pema Choejor as advisors with 10 Tibetan parliamentarians each form Dotoe and Sectarian constituency and the eleven executive members of the organisation as the organising committee members.
Chushi Gangdruk was formally established on June 10 1958, Andruk Gonpo Tashi is the founder of the organisation. Chushi Gangdruk translates to the “Four Rivers, Six Ranges” in Tibetan and the voluntary resistance force was responsible for providing safe passage to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to exile in India in 1959.